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Japan probes suspected North Korean rocket nose cone amid growing missile concerns
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan on Thursday began to examine the suspected nose cone of a North Korean rocket that washed up on a Japanese beach hoping to glean information on the reclusive state's ballistic missile programme a day after it test-launched two more missiles.
23 Jun 2016 09:15 - Share
China brushes off doubts over support on South China Sea, says it is growing
BEIJING (Reuters) - China's Foreign Ministry on Thursday brushed off doubts about how many countries have offered support for its position in a case brought by the Philippines over Chinese claims in the South China Sea, saying the number of nations was growing daily.
23 Jun 2016 06:09 - Share
U.S.-backed Syrian forces clash with Islamic State militants inside Manbij - monitor
AMMAN (Reuters) - U.S.-backed Syrian forces fought Islamic State militants on Thursday inside the city of Manbij for the first time since they laid siege to the militant stronghold near the Turkish border, a monitor said.
23 Jun 2016 10:10 - Share
Abbas says some Israeli rabbis called for poisoning Palestinian water
BRUSSELS/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Thursday accused Israeli rabbis of calling for the poisoning of Palestinian water, in what appeared to be an invocation of a widely debunked media report that recalled a medieval anti-Semitic libel.
23 Jun 2016 09:42 - Share
Israel's Netanyahu aims to head off criticism with diplomatic blitz
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will fly to Rome on Sunday to try to fend off pressure from the United States and Europe over his settlements policy and opposition to a French-led effort to forge peace with the Palestinians.
23 Jun 2016 09:41 - Share
Tornado, hail storms kill at least 51 in east China - Xinhua
BEIJING (Reuters) - A tornado and hail storms killed at least 51 people on Thursday in the eastern Chinese province of Jiangsu, state media said.
23 Jun 2016 09:13 - Share
Trump's 'unlimited' wealth may not be enough to fund his campaign
LONDON (Reuters) - New York real estate developer Donald Trump says he has "unlimited" personal wealth to fund his White House run, but a Reuters review of his financial disclosures suggests he does not have enough cash to see his campaign through to Election Day.
23 Jun 2016 08:36 - Share
French riot police out in force ahead of protest against jobs reform
PARIS (Reuters) - France steeled itself for more clashes between demonstrators and riot police in Paris on Thursday after the government reversed course and authorised a union-led street protest against its labour reform plans.
23 Jun 2016 08:06 - Share
U.N. refugee chief urges Pakistanis not to label Afghan refugees 'terrorists'
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) - The United Nations refugee chief on Thursday urged Pakistanis not to blame Afghan refugees for terrorism in their country, amid growing public calls for their deportation and worsening relations between the two neighbours.
23 Jun 2016 08:11 - Share
Chilean politician put under house arrest in wide corruption scandal
SANTIAGO (Reuters) - A Chilean court ordered that a prominent former senator be placed under nighttime house arrest, while authorities investigate him for possible tax fraud and bribery.
23 Jun 2016 10:07 - Share
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